im 18 years old, in average health, and ive just recently started taking alesse to help with my period cramps. when i hang out with my friends, i share cigarettes with them, but i dont smoke unless im with them. id say i smoke about 3 - 5 cigs a week give or take. i want to know if it is okay for me to smoke like this while im taking alesse, if i should cut down, or if i should stop smoking completely. i assume its okay because everything ive read about alesse and other birth control was 'dont take this if u smoke regularly and are over 35.' im neither of those, so am i okay?